Visual effects are the processes that involve combining a live action shot with generated imagery. CGI (computer generated imagery) is the most commonly awarded aspect of this Oscar, and when films create new techniques they frequently receive the award.
- Gravity – The sure winner this year, they created almost everything we see in the film in post production. There’s no way anything else can pick this up.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – All three LotR films won in this category and the first Hobbit was nominated.
- Iron Man 3 – All three of the Iron Man films have been nominated, none have won.
- Star Trek 2 – Both of JJ Abrams’ entries into this franchise have been nominated.
- The Lone Ranger